La Alemania: A Positive Note

In conversations with various groups of people throughout the Finca including the military, we understand that the “bad guys”, who are still in the area, are not presently causing problems. People reported to us that they suffer from the effects of past violence, but that conditions are getting better.

Presbyterians for Just Immigration Supports Overture

Recently, Presbyterians for Just Immigration held two training events for the purpose of providing participants with organizing information and techniques to develop groups around the nation to promote immigration reform in Synods, Presbyteries and churches.

Will your Presbytery Send a Peace Overture to General Assembly?

The 221st General Assembly in Detroit will decide the fate of a substantial list of overtures and reports on peace and justice issues. As peacemakers concerned with the positions the church will take, our advocacy work has already begun. While there is still time to generate new overtures, some important deadlines are approaching.

Presbyterians Attend Meeting in Beirut, Called by the Synod of Syria and Lebanon

About twenty Presbyterians from the U.S. attended a Consultation called by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, January 14-16 because the Synod churches are in a crisis situation. They asked their church partners to help them review their planned response to the needs of displaced persons inside Syria and refugees that have flooded other countries.

Conflict Resolution Class Developed in Texas

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, in partnership with Mission Presbytery, continues working on the development of a seven-week course on the constructive handling of conflict.